Fashion Over Reason

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ain't No Shame in the Selfie Game

You guys, when you just don't have someone around to take your picture (or when there is but the result doesn't surpass that of a bedroom selfie you took), you just have to make with what you've got. AIN'T NO SHAME. And this is all I've got.

But it's a cute look, so allow me to elaborate on it: a cropped pinstripe trouser made cooler due to its baggy, oversized sensibility. An equipment-like silk blouse brings that perennial effortless je ne sais quoi and on my two extremities: simple accessories making the overall look complete. It doesn't have to be complicated, as long as you have a harmonious combo of complimentary pieces. That is all.

Fashion Over Reason Selfie, Tibi pinstripe cropped pants, Joe Fresh silk shirt, Brixton straw hat, rose gold Ancient Greek Sandals, Suburban Riot canvas tote
Silk shirt - Joe Fresh (this is a better version)
Pants - Tibi (these are fun)
Sandals - Ancient Greek Sandals
Hat - Brixton
Tote - Suburban Riot (love this one)

Click to shop:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


A little lipstick never hurt anyone, right? Here I am in all of my vacation glory, making a bit of an effort. A beautiful evening on the streets of Paris, reapplying my NARS Velvet Matte lip pencil in Sex Machine before heading to dinner, right after the quintessential Parisian activity: the apéro.

Fashion Over Reason in the streets of Paris during the summer, Ann Taylor midi skirt, Zara strappy sandals, H&M tank, Ray-Ban Wayfarers, NARS Velvet matte lip pencil in Sex Machin
Tank - H&M (this one!)
Skirt - Ann Taylor (similar here)
Shoes - Zara (these are similar and awesome)
Sunnies - Ray-Ban
Lips - NARS

Click to shop:

Friday, August 22, 2014


Jalouse Chrldr grey tee, Zara folded mini skirt, H&M slide sandals, Bottega Veneta intrecciato cross body bag, downtown Amsterdam Canal, Europ, Europtrip

Today, I bring you yet another slice of my European visitor wardrobe. But first, let's begin by discussing the wonderful place that is Amsterdam. Landing there was probably the best decision of our Euro trip, as the airport is fantastic and they make it so easy to travel to and fro via train. It's also such an easy-going city, which made it the ideal slow start we needed for our journey. Case in point: this look was worn on the very first day, which was filled with lots of eating, walking and, to cap it off, our low-energy jet lagged selves took a fun boat ride along the canals.

Certain cities are so beautiful and charming that you just cannot help but Ooh and Aah literally every time you turn a corner. It's safe to say that Europe in its entirety is probably the likeliest destination for such marvel and Amsterdam is very much included here. It's such a unique place, so different from anything you come to know as a North American, rendering it very impactful.

This was my third time in the city of canals and it never ceases to amaze me. Everyone is incredibly kind (I love Dutch people in general, I think they are some of the greatest folk in the world), the food is delicious, it has its very own identity and at the top of my list is that it's small enough for the non-locals to be able to walk to any destination they could potentially want make their way to.

Jalouse Chrldr grey tee, Zara folded mini skirt, H&M slide sandals, Bottega Veneta intrecciato cross body bag, downtown Amsterdam Canal, Europ, EuroptripHanging out in Amsterdam, summertime, Ray-Ban aviator green/gold sunglasses, Chrldr jalouse grey t-shirt, Zara fold-over skirt, h&m cork slide sandals, Bottega Veneta leatherintrecciato bag, summer style, summer chic, tourist, Amsterdam canal

Tee - Chrldr (available at MIMO Market) (try this one!)
Skirt - Zara (similar here and so good)
Sandals - H&M (these are amazing)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Bag - Bottega Veneta
Choker - Zara (same idea)

Click to shop:

Friday Inspo

It's hard to believe that we have almost reached Labor Day (if you're not in North America, allow me to put it in other terms: Labor Day = end of summer). I'm not into it. I actually love fall, but I just don't feel like I'm quite ready for it yet. You see, a typical New York summer consists of a lineup of heat waves overlapping one another, which means that by the time September rolls around, all anyone is excited about is the idea of stocking up on chunky knitwear. Not this year. Summer has been so reasonable that August, the supposed hottest month of the year, already feels like we should be gathering 'round the fireplace come nightfall. And I'm just not mentally prepared to start wearing pants just yet.

So while you ponder this issue, feast your eyes on this week's mood board and enjoy the next couple of days xx.

Ashley Olsen in Breton stripes and straw hatJosephine Skriver & Alexander Michael Deleon photographed by Dan Martensen styled by Eva Geraldine fontanelli for Elle Italia July 2014, Puglia in love story Zuzanna Bijoch for Centerfold magazine ss14, photographed by Eric Guillemain, white drapey top, beachKate Bosworth wraparound french braid, red carpet hair doFruit rounds, slices of citrus, strawberries, apples and cucumberEvangelie Smyrniotaki from Style Heroine in an Altuzzara ss14 high slit skirtAnja Rubik street style, model off duty, Saint Laurent suede trench coat, leopard print slip-on sneakersCrista Cober photographed by David Sims for Vogue Paris, plaid shirt, natural beautyZuzanna Bijoch for Centerfold magazine ss14, photographed by Eric Guillemain, stone stepsLibrary living room, cozy book room, bookworm, turkish ruge, cozy homeCamille Charrière from Camille Over the Rainbow, street style, all black, leather mini skirt, black slides sandals, messy blond hairAlvin Ailey dancers spring 2014 dresses New York City streets, Elle magazineModel off duty street style, on the street after couture, menswearSaint Laurent shoulder leather bagTomboy style, blond hair tucked into a baseball cap, girl next door, loose teeCasual cropped mom jeans, blue denim, black Birkenstocks, loose navy teeChloé resort 2015, graphic midi skirt, small gingham checked trenchTotême raw linen shirt, Saint Laurent sunglasses, Elin Kling vacation essentials, endless summerAmanda Shadforth from Oracle Fox in Céline SS14 graphis abstrack art shirt and mules, photographed by the Coveteur in ParisHammock on a deserted beach, summertime, vacation, paradisePauline Hoarau & Antonina Pektovic after Armani Privé, couture fashion show, july 2014, street style, models off dutyBrigitte Bardot photographed by Leonard De Raemy, 1973, muse, icon, legend, freckles, blonde bombshellSummer beauty essentials, Chanel makeup compact, Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess, tortoiseshell sunglasses, pink bra, Essie nail polish, whole pineappleFaded pastel pink messy top knot bunXiao Wen Ju for the Tibi fall 2014 look book, all baby pink look, pleated midi skirt, boxy t-shirt, black pointy toe broguesLilac lavender flowers, blueberries and blackberries, lavender ice cream, marble cutting boardKate Moss on the beach, resortwear, bombshellNARS Cosmetics Adelaide illuminator, blush and velvet matte satin lip pencilsAlexa Chung at a Vogue event, May 2014, wearing a Rag & Bone crop top & a Dries Van Noten skirt
[Elin Kling, Nars, Who What Wear, Style Heroine, Camille Over the Rainbow,, Elle, Net-A-Porter, Tibi, TFS, Pinterest]

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Hello, Eiffel!

Fashion Over Reason in Paris, Eiffel Tower, Pont de la Concorde, summer, Refind Denim cutoffs, Sandro slip-on ANACONDAs sneakers, New York City Ballet terms tee, Ray-Ban wayfarers, Suburban Riot canvas tote bag

I've been back from Europe for about 3 weeks now and I've been so busy since getting home that I am only now starting to sift through the outfits I want to share with you guys. Our trip was amazing for a multitude of reasons, but the thing that stands out the most is how easy-going and relaxed it was, just how only the hubs and I can make it. Having previously lived in Paris for half a year has made me very familiar with the city, which meant that there was no rush in trying to see and do everything.

It was more a matter of taking things in slowly, living like the locals, catching up with old friends, having out-of-this-world dining experiences, waking up late and getting to bed even later, and, of course, imbibing some of the fantastic culture only a city like Paris can offer. There were some occasions where the dress code was slightly elevated, but in this particular instance, where there was nothing planned other than museum-hopping and lots of walking, therefore cutoffs and a loose tee had to be the way to go.

So no big fashion statement here, but just a girl who likes to be herself, even on the other side of the Atlantic. But the best accessory in this case? Do I even have to say it? Hint: it rimes with Eiffel.

Fashion Over Reason on the Pont de la Concorde, in front of Pont Alexandre III and the Eiffel Tower, Paris in the summer
Tee - New York City Ballet (this tee is cute too)
Cutoffs - Refind Denim (these are great)
Shoes - Sandro (try these)
Tote - Suburban Riot (love this one)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Necklace - Rings & Tings (this one is great)

Click to shop:

Sunday, August 17, 2014


Fashion Over Reason, Upper West Side brownstone, New York City tree-lined street, summer days, fashion blogger, style blogger, black & navy

One of my favorite things about fashion is that it's really fun to play around with it. Nothing gets me going quite like proportion play and the thought of being able to strike the perfect sartorial balance by pairing unexpected items together. It's all about creating a middle ground for pieces that are otherwise on very different ends of the spectrum.

I've spoken before about my aversion to bodycon and I suppose it's a recurring theme because it's intrinsically part of my style DNA, but here I go again in a getup that is nothing if not far from my flesh. These oversized, baggy trouser bermuda shorts are actually quite dressy, but the fact I float in them attributes them a fun sk8er grrrl quality. Instead of trying to tailor them into a seamless fit, I embraced their largeness and figured, while I was at it, why not go large on top too?

Giving things a lift (literally) and balance are all four inches of my trusty mules. It's kind of like, girl at the skate park goes to Lincoln Center.

Messy blond hair, deep hair part and flip, golden hour, New York City, Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses, denim tunicBrick church on the Upper West Side, New York City, Zara denim chambray tunic, Tibi oversized bermuda shorts, Nina Ricci navy blue satin slides or mules, what I wore, fashion blogger, NYCUpper West Side brownstone tree-lined street at golden hour, New York City, black & navy outfit, Nina Ricci satin mulesHélène Heath from Fashion Over Reason, New York City during golden hour, Ray-Ban green/gold aviators, layered gold chain jewelry, vintage cross, elephant charm by Verameat, denim chambray topOversized clothes, denim & black, Zara chambray denim top, Tibi bermudas, Upper West side, New York City, summer eveningsSitting on a brownstone column, Upper West Side, golden hour, New York City, summer nights, fashion blogger, style blogger, denim, satin mules, Zara, Tibi, Nina Ricci, Ray-BanZara denim chambray tunic top, gold layered necklaces, vintage cross, Ray-Ban aviatorsMessy blond hair, bed head bob, layered gold chain jewelry, stacked rings, Verameat, Finish the outfit, denim chambray tunic, brownstone steps in New York CityLayered gold jewelry, long vintage cross pendant, Verameat elephant chain, vintage stacked ringsChilling on the stoop of a brownstone, gold jewelry, denim and black outfit, New York City, messy blond hairHair twirling on the Upper West Side, tree-lined street, beautiful row of brownstones, summer chillin, denim & black outfit, satin mulesZara denim top, Tibi oversized black dressy bermuda shorts, Nina Ricci satin slides mules
Photos by Ian Rusiana

Top - Zara (cool and similar right here)
Bermudas - Tibi (similar)
Slides - Nina Ricci (these are also exquisite)
Sunglasses - Ray-Ban
Cross chain - Vintage (belonged to my grandmother) (this one is similar)
Elephant chain - Verameat (very similar)
Stacked rings - Chic Peek
Black stone gold ring - vintage (also belonged to my grandmother) (this one is awesome)

Click to shop: